Probation Surrender Hearings
Taunton Criminal Defense Attorneys
Our knowledgeable and experienced Massachusetts Probation Hearing Defense Attorney at The Noonan Defense Firm is available to assist clients throughout all of Massachusetts and the Greater Boston area including South Boston, Brockton, Cambridge, Somerville, Quincy, New Bedford, Taunton, Attleboro, Lowell, Woburn, Medford, Waltham, Wareham, Lynn, Lawrence, Wrentham, Dedham, Salem, Fall River, Brookline, Chelsea, Worcester, Framingham, Everett, Revere, Dorchester and Roxbury and all smaller cities and rural areas in Massachusetts.
A probation surrender is a formal administrative hearing that occurs when a defendant is placed on either supervised or unsupervised probation and the probation department or probation officer alleges that the probationer has violated the terms and conditions of his or her probation.
In the event of a probation surrender the probation department will notify a probationer by mailing a letter to the probationer. The letter will provide a description of the alleged violation along with an order requiring the probationer to appear for a formal hearing at a specific time and date.
A defendant has a right to have an attorney present at the probation surrender hearing. Your attorney will be able present evidence on your behalf at this hearing.
Examples of probation violations that can lead to formal hearing are:
- Failure to pay a fine;
- Failure complete rehabilitation program;
- Failure to complete community service;
- Failure to make a court appearance;
- Keeping company with convicted felons;
- Failure to report to probation officer;
- Failing a drug test;
- Getting charged with a crime.
Some of the consequences that may result if the probationer is found to have violated the terms of his or her probation:
- Jail Time;
- Added terms to probation;
- Suspended sentence imposed;
- Added community service;
- Treatment and education programs.
Get the legal help you need — now. Call our Taunton defense attorneys today to schedule your free no-obligation case review and consultation at (508) 588-0422.
If you have received a notice to attend a probation surrender hearing you need an attorney by your side. Our lawyers understand that having probation revoked will present a serious hardship to you and will work hard to ensure that does not happen.
As a criminal defense attorney alone, Gerald J. Noonan has successfully handled more than 390 criminal trials. Attorney Noonan knows the legal strategies and tactics both law enforcement and district attorneys use when trying to get criminal convictions. He has criminal trial experience on both sides of a criminal case, which is invaluable when you are looking for an attorney to represent you in any legal matter including probation hearings.
No matter where you are located, we are just a phone call away. Call us to schedule a free no-obligation case review and consultation at (508) 588-0422 and you will have taken your first step to find out how best to confront this important matter. You can also click here to use our Free Case Evaluation Form.